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"OW! my browser!"

404'd is the Teen Girl Squad-themed error page that comes up when you type in a file name that does not exist in the homestarrunner.com domain.

Page Title: Oops! You bwoke it.

Cast: Strong Bad (voiceover), The Ugly One, Arrow'd Guy



{An explanation, Teen Girl Squad style, appears.}

STRONG BAD: {voiceover} 404'd!



Boy, you sure are

Were you just making up names of files or what?
i mean, i've seen some pretend file names in my
day, but come on! it's like you're not even trying.

in closing, go away.

{The Ugly One is being impaled by arrows coming from the Arrow'd Guy's mouth. Her speech balloon reads "OW! my browser!"}

Fun Facts


  • There are nine arrows sticking into The Ugly One from behind, but twelve heads are visible coming out of her front.
  • When accessing 404.shtml, the common file name for a 404 page by most web servers, instead gives you an IIS error of 403 (File Forbidden), due the risk of running an executable on the server.


  • If you get a 404 error while in a different directory (e.g. www.homestarrunner.com/stinkogame/) from the root directory (e.g. HR:stinkogame/|www.homestarrunner.com/wherethisisisit), the Flash files for 404'd and the navigation bar will not load. This is due to relative linking. That means, since the 404 page calls on the file "404error.swf", the page will look for "404error.swf" in that folder, and since the files don't exist in that folder it will not load. Since the page is using just the file name, it is assumed that the file is in the same folder as the page linking to it. An easy solution to this is pointing the error's Flash file URL to "http://www.homestarrunner.com/404error.swf", and the navigation bar to "http://www.homestarrunner.com/main_nav.swf" instead of plainly "404error.swf" and "main_nav.swf", respectively.


  • From September 25 to October 9, 2006, for unknown reasons, a 404 error wouldn't bring up this page, bringing up the stock IIS 404 error message instead.

Inside References

  • The image on the right of the message is a modified version of a shot from both comic and Teen Girl Squad Issue 1, where The Ugly One is arrow'd.

External Links

Preceded by:
Strong Bad 404 Error Page
404/Error pages
Succeeded by:
Personal tools